Loyalist to DP leader Lee declares bid for party’s next floor leader

A lawmaker closely aligned with the main opposition Democratic Party (DP) leader Lee Jae-myung announced Sunday he will run for the party’s floor leader.

Rep. Park Chan-dae, a member of the DP’s Supreme Council who was reelected for a third term in the general elections, said his election as floor leader will establish a “two-top system,” with Chairman Lee best fit to push ahead with reforms.

“I announce my bid to run for floor leader of the DP with the goal to complete the mission bestowed by the people,” Park said at a press conference.

Park is the first lawmaker in the party to publicly announce his bid for floor leader as some 10 heavyweight lawmakers are being talked about as potential candidates for the position.

The DP’s new floor leader will be decided on May 3.

Source: Yonhap News Agency